Jan 062011
 
pourover

Life has gotta be simple, and the coffee has gotta be yummy. If you follow that way of thinking, then the pour over method of brewing is for you. With an investment as little as about 25 bucks, you’ll be on your way to brewing a smooth and velvety morning cup that beats most electric drip machines by a mile.



Here’s how to get it done:

Tools for the job (*required)
Hario V60 Glass Dripper *
Measuring scoop or scale *
Hot water kettle
#2 Hario paper filters (with pointed tip, not flat tip) *
Coffee grinder (not pictured)
8, 12, or 16 oz Mug (or server)

Heat water on stovetop or electric kettle to boil

At sea level, water boils at 212 F – Let cool to about 203 degrees if you live at low elevation
At high elevation (about 5000 ft) boiling point is about 203
Optimal brewing temp is about 198-203

Place paper filter in dripper, and set dripper atop mug (8 or 12 oz)

Measure coffee (adjust as needed to your taste)

By weight
16 g for 8 oz mug or
24 g for 12 oz mug
32 g for 16 oz mug
By volume
2 T for 8 oz mug
3 T for 12 oz mug
4 T for 16 oz mug

Grind Coffee

Use fine drip setting (about texture of refined sugar)
Place ground coffee into paper filter in dripper

Brew (about 3 minutes)

Pour about 1/3 of the necessary water on all grinds to wet
Coffee will “bloom” or poof up
Let sit and drip into mug about 60 seconds
Pour another 1/3 of water, and let brew through
Pour final 1/3 of water and let brew through
(remember you only need the volume of water your cup can hold)

Sip & Enjoy!


Visit www.lizzysfreshcoffee.com to purchase any of the pour over brewing tools.

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